Auction Eve 2018

Metal Sculpture by Gordon Ritchie

It’s Auction Eve and all is well! We can’t wait for all the fun to be had at our Spring Dinner & Auction.

Head on over to the Items up for Grabs page to see what is on the auction block.

We have a few tickets left, so if you have a last minute need please call 902-532-7018.

 

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The Menu!!!

Paula Buxton and her merry band of volunteers will be creating a delightful meal for guests at the May 27 Spring Dinner & Auction. In keeping with the event theme, Paula has created a menu that reflects the southern charm of Savannah… have a look!

We can hardly wait! Do you have YOUR tickets yet?

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First look at the Items up for Bid

Hand Carved & Painted Black Duck by John & Sonia MacLeod

Merchandise, artwork, plant material, gift certificates, unique experiences… the list goes on. We are receiving lots of great donations from our very generous Nova Scotian businesses and individuals, and these items will be available to our guests Sunday evening at the Spring Dinner & Auction.

Have a look at some of the highlights… and there’s lots more to come!

Do you have your tickets yet? If not, hit the blue Buy Tickets Online button on your right!

“Maybe Flowers” by Wayne Boucher

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SAVE THE DATE – May 27 2018!

 

A true sign of spring for more than two decades has been the arrival of the Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction in Annapolis Royal. This year’s dinner will be held on Sunday, May 27 and is shaping up to be a terrific evening of FUNdraising in our community.

This annual gala auction event has become a much anticipated social gathering and is the key annual fundraiser for the Gardens. A volunteer team of imagineers will be creating an incredible ambiance and a wonderful menu.

The Dinner & Auction is held at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre, Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal. Doors open at 4pm. Tickets for the Spring Dinner & Auction are $50 (of which half qualifies for a tax receipt) and may be purchased until May 23 through the Gardens office (532-7018) or online at http://www.historicgardens.com. All funds raised will support continued growth and development of the Historic Gardens.

It is a great social time as community members and visitors alike gather in support of the award-winning Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. The end of May is a wonderful time to visit the Gardens, so make a day of it, or even a weekend! Tickets & Information: 902-532-7018 or http://www.historicgardens.com

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The menu looks terrific!

Paula and her team will be creating a special meal…

We’ve sold over 100 tickets, but there is room for a few more people. If you would like to join us, please get your tickets right away:

 

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SAVE THE DATE!

Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction

“An English Country Garden”

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017

Doors Open: 4pm

This annual gala auction event has become a much anticipated social gathering and is the key annual fundraiser for the Gardens. Our imagineers will be creating An English Country Garden theme for your enjoyment this year.

Paula Buxton and her team will be preparing a three course meal, with a choice of chicken or salmon entree (pre-selected when you purchase your ticket). Paula’s meals are always highly anticipated!

In addition to a wonderful meal, there will be plenty of great items to bid on, including lots of incredible plant material for your garden as well as artwork, services and lovely handcrafts! It is a wonderful social time as community members and visitors alike gather in support of the award-winning Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

 

The Dinner & Auction is held at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre, Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal. We invite you to attend – tickets are $50 per adult of which you will receive a tax receipt for half. All funds raised will support continued growth and development of the Historic Gardens.

The end of May is a wonderful time to visit the Gardens, so make a day of it, or even a weekend! !

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Great drinks – Thanks Noel!

Our hosts at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre have certainly gotten into the spirit of our event, and our 35th Anniversary. Noel Young has developed a special drink menu honouring our “Jade” Anniversary, as well as the customary offering of wines, beer, etc.

Have a look at his special drink menu:

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What a nice touch. Thanks Noel!

 

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Only 2 more sleeps…

The 2016 Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction is almost here – only 2 more sleeps!

Sunday at 4pm the fun begins for a crowd of keen supporters. But I must say, the fun has already begun for a group of great volunteers! The hall is looking great, the items up for bid have been artistically displayed. The plant material is extra special this year – there will be some hot bidding for some of these unique specimens. A collaboration of volunteers, summer students and exchange students from France are working together on decorations. Scribes are scribing, proofreaders are proofing, counters are counting, truckers are trucking, lifters are lifting… there is so much that goes into an event of this magnitude, and the Gardens Board and Staff are very grateful for all the help. Without the people who help with this event in so many ways, it simply could not exist.

Only 2 more sleeps…

We have a few tickets still available – call 532-7018 Saturday!

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Great Plant Material Arriving!

Wow, every year the selection of plant material available to bidders at our Dinner & Auction gets better and better. The nurseries around the province are so generous in their support for the Gardens. A few examples:

Rosemary Grevillea donated by NSCC Hort Program

Rosemary Grevillea donated by NSCC Hort Program

 

Brown Turkey Fig Tree donated by NSCC Hort Program

Brown Turkey Fig Tree donated by NSCC Hort Program

 

Magnolia '24 Below' donated by NSCC Hort Program

Magnolia ’24 Below’ donated by NSCC Hort Program

 

Dwarf Japanese Yellow Yew donated by Blomidon Nurseries

Dwarf Japanese Yellow Yew donated by Blomidon Nurseries

 

Golden Dawn Redwood, donated by Thexton's Greenhouses.

Golden Dawn Redwood, donated by Thexton’s Greenhouses.

And there’s lots more. Check out our full list of donations (as of May 25) at this link: Items up for Grabs.

More plant material arriving Thursday… excited to see it!

The Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction is just days away – Sunday May 29. Do you have YOUR ticket yet? For more information, head on over to this page.

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Thanks to our generous artists!

Among the donations arriving for our May 29 Dinner & Auction are many wonderful painting donated by the creative and generous artists of our community, and beyond. Here is an early look – more is arriving daily so keep tabs on our Items Page throughout the week!

Original Artwork "Poppy Sensation I & II" by Dawn Oman

Original Artwork “Poppy Sensation I & II” by Dawn Oman

 

Original Artwork "Corner of the Gardens" by Ray Sanford

Original Artwork “Corner of the Gardens” by Ray Sanford

 

Original Artwork "Construct" by Ted Lind

Original Artwork “Construct” by Ted Lind

 

Original Artwork by Tripp Gallery

Original Artwork by Tripp Gallery

 

Original Artwork "Door on St. George Street" by Sherry Caldwell

Original Artwork “Door on St. George Street” by Sherry Caldwell

 

Original Artwork "The Channel Towards Lands End" (1993) by Wayne Boucher.

Original Artwork “The Channel Towards Lands End” (1993) by Wayne Boucher.

 

Original Artwork by Peter Davies "10,300" (Easter Egg Hunt 2016)

Original Artwork by Peter Davies “10,300” (Easter Egg Hunt 2016)

 

Original Artwork "Blessing" by Ted Lind

Original Artwork “Blessing” by Ted Lind

Thanks to all the artists in our community for their support to the Gardens and the many other worthy causes they support to make our world a better place!

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